Malampuzha Dam, Palakkad

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Malampuzha Dam is the largest reservoir in Kerala, located near Palakkad in south India with the scenic hills of the Western Ghats in the background. It is a combination of a masonry dam with a length of 1,849 metres and an earthen dam with a length of 220 metres. The dam is 355 feet high and crosses the Malampuzha River, a tributary of Bharathappuzha, Kerala's second longest river. There is a network of two canal systems that serve the dam's reservoir of 42,090 hectares.The dam project was begun in 1949 and completed in 1955. It was only after India's independence on 27 March 1949, that the then Public Works Minister, Sri. M. Bhaktavatsalam laid the foundation stone for the project. Palakkad was a part of the Madras Presidency during those times. The dam was constructed in record time, and on October 9, 1955, the then Chief Minister of Madras, Sri. K Kamaraj, inaugurated the dam.The total catchments area is 145 square kilometres, while the reservoir has a capacity of 8000 square meters of water. The canal systems serve to irrigate farm land while the reservoir provides drinking water to Palakkad and surrounding villages.Location10 km from Palakkad town, North Kerala. Attractions: Dam, amusement park, boating facilities, rock garden and ropeway.Around the reservoir of the dam are gardens and amusement parks. Boating facilities are available on the lake.Getting thereNearest railway station: Palakkad Junction - 7 km
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  • Once upon a time, this was one of the major tourist destinations in Kerala. But with the extreme hot weather, it becomes very difficult to spend sometime here. The dam is almost dried up during most o...  more »
  • The garden is huge and it is beautiful. The best time of the day is to visit is when it is not too hot like towards afternoon 5 around. The view from dam is simply awesome. But it will be tough for el...  more »
  • Beautiful and peaceful place for family outing, honeymooners, School Children and Tourists. There is a nominal entry charges of Rs 20.00.  more »

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South of the main train station, you'll find the primary lodgings available in Palakkad, including simple hotels, some slightly more luxurious ones, and a fair number of hostels and guesthouses. If you're looking for a retreat, take a peak at what's offered a little farther out of town. You'll find that a few resorts occupy pleasant, secluded spots and offer yoga classes, health-food restaurants, and spas.
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